Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CEO of NASCAR sponsor Camping World tells Trump supporters not to shop there; driver Mark Martin promptly cancels 150K order

Marus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World, learned how quickly things can blow up on social media after he weighed in on events in Charlottesville.

Appearing on CNBC, Lemonis was asked to comment on corporate leaders stepping down from White House business councils over President Donald Trump’s remarks on the violence last weekend — for the record, Lemonis is no fan of Trump’s.

“There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days — and if they are, frankly, don’t shop at my business,” Lemonis said.

Camping World is the title sponsor of NASCAR’s truck racing series, and the comment prompted media reports claiming Lemonis told race fans who support Trump to shop elsewhere.

Things got even more heated when popular retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin took to Twitter to say: “First thing in the morning I will be cancelling my order for 150,000$ RV I have ordered. Leave politics out of....
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  1. This is the guy who is buying up Gander Mountain. And another chain I can't think of right now.

    Don't want my money? Sure thing. I promise not to spend a penny at any business you own, Mr. Lemonis.

  2. Well, to be clear, what he said was "If you're OK with what President Trump said (in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence), then I don't want you at my store". He didn't say Trump supporters. There are a lot of Trump supporters who were unhappy with how he handled that situation.